Play On

Play On

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by Carrie Underwood
     
 

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Carrie Underwood looks flat-out glamorous on the cover of Play On, which is a pretty fair indication of what awaits listeners on her third album. This is crossover pop pure and simple, whether it's the thundering rhythms on the Shania-styled strut "Cowboy Casanova," or the preponderance of power ballads. Many of these ballads are infusedSee more details below

Overview

Carrie Underwood looks flat-out glamorous on the cover of Play On, which is a pretty fair indication of what awaits listeners on her third album. This is crossover pop pure and simple, whether it's the thundering rhythms on the Shania-styled strut "Cowboy Casanova," or the preponderance of power ballads. Many of these ballads are infused with social consciousness reminiscent of Idol Gives Back, and they're not the only AmIdol connection here, as Kara DioGuardi co-wrote with Underwood, who takes a much stronger presence as a writer here, co-authoring seven of the 13 songs. Play On particularly shines on the breezy "Quitter" and "This Time," songs built on solid melodies and delivered without flash, relying on craft and Underwood's considerable small-town charm.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/2009
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0886974992325
catalogNumber:
749923
Rank:
18166

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carrie Underwood   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Jack Jezzro   String Bass
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Davidson   Violin
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Vince Gill   Background Vocals
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Charles Judge   Keyboards
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Chris McHugh   Drums
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Alan Umstead   Violin
Catherine Umstead   Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Jonathan Yudkin   Mandolin,Strings,Violin,Cello,Viola
Aubrey Haynie   Mandolin
Jimmy Nichols   Keyboards
Brett James   Background Vocals
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Kelly King   Background Vocals
Max Martin   Keyboards
Jon Graboff   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Bruce Wethey   Violin
Monisa Angell   Viola
Karen Winkelmann   Violin
Julie Tanner   Cello
Lee Levine   Clarinet
Bruce Christensen   Viola
Adam Clark   Mandolin
Ashley Clark   Acoustic Guitar
Austin Clark   Lap Steel Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar
Chris Stevens   Keyboards
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen   Cello
Jennifer Kummer   French Horn
Dave Angell   Violin
Beth Beeson   French Horn
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki,Mandolin
Chris Ashburn   Background Vocals
Hillary Lindsey   Background Vocals
Samuel B. Levine   Flute
Aaron Kasdorf   Background Vocals
Betsy Lamb   Viola
Nathan Dickinson   Background Vocals
Stefan Petrescu   Violin
Shawn Daughtry   Background Vocals
Kirsten Wines   Background Vocals
Craig Nelson   String Bass
Chris Stevens   Keyboards
Shellback   Guitar
Tristan Brock-Jones   Background Vocals
Janet Darnall   Violin
Josh Fulmer   Background Vocals
Karrie Hardwick   Background Vocals
Tim Hunze   Background Vocals
Kerri P. Edwards   Background Vocals
Samuel B. Levine   Flute
Mike Johnson   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Overstreet   Composer
Derek Bason   Engineer
Marti Frederiksen   Composer
Natalie Hemby   Composer
Charles Judge   String Arrangements,String Writing
Jonathan Yudkin   String Arrangements,String Writing
Mark Bright   Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Brett James   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Raine Maida   Composer
Chantal Kreviazuk   Composer
Max Martin   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Mike Elizondo   Composer
Gordie Sampson   Composer
Jerry Flowers   Composer
Zac Maloy   Composer
Steve McEwan   Composer
Chris Stevens   Programming,Engineer
Scott McDaniel   Cover Design
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Simon Fuller   Management
Todd Tidwell   Engineer
David Hodges   Composer
Katrina Elam   Composer
Carrie Underwood   Composer
Judy Forde Blair   Liner Notes,Creative Producer
Josh Kear   Composer
Luke Laird   Composer
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Chris Stevens   Programming,Engineer
Shellback   Composer
Ann Edelblute   Management
Judy Forde-Blair   Liner Notes
Chris Tompkins   Composer

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